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Social distancing ignored in some Mississippi clubs, beaches

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi cities are taking steps to break up parties in nightclubs and on beaches as people ignore Gov. Tate Reeves’s ... Read more

7 hours ago by The Associated Press.

High winds leave damage, power outages in Alabama

(AP) — High winds toppled trees in central Alabama on Tuesday, blocking roads and causing power outages as utility lines fell. The National Weather Service ... Read more

7 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi sees increase in unemployment claims amid virus

(AP) — Mississippi, like other states, is seeing a sharp increase in claims for temporary jobless benefits as people seek help amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more

5 days ago by The Associated Press.

Possible twister: Damage reports at MS-AL state line

(AP) — Teresa Hazelwood stopped by a Dollar General store in northern Mississippi to get some chips, and soon found herself riding out a suspected ... Read more

6 days ago by The Associated Press.

Ford recalls 268K cars in North America to fix door latches

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 268,000 cars in North America to fix doors that could open unexpectedly or may not close. The ... Read more

6 days ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi gov seeks to help unemployed amid virus outbreak

(AP) — Confirmed coronavirus infections climbed to more than 200 in Mississippi, and the governor announced plans to provide quicker access to unemployment benefits for ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Inmate found dead at south Mississippi prison

(AP) — An inmate serving a life sentence for capital murder has died at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville, the prison said in ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Health officials confirm first death from coronavirus in Mississippi

Thursday afternoon, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported the first death from coronavirus COVID-19 in Mississippi. The case was a male 60-65 years old ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Leader Staff.

MDWFP responds to COVID-19

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be making the following temporary changes to its business operations effective ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special Report.

Police: Man wounds brother, shot himself in house fire

(AP) — A man wounded his brother and then killed himself while barricaded from police inside a Mississippi house that was destroyed by a fire, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

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